An international cricketer has been fined after a Midland teenager on his gap year filmed him having sex.
Daryl Tuffey, dumped from the national squad in the current series against Australia for lack of form, admitted a charge of serious misconduct brought by New Zealand Cricket and was fined NZ$1,000 (£386).
An independent inquiry conducted by a prominent lawyer found that Tuffey last November engaged in conduct with "a sexual element" with the woman, which was recorded on a digital camera.
Tuffey, aged 26, and the woman were not having sex and had no prior knowledge of the filming, lawyer Hugh Rennie said.
However, Tuffey did nothing to recover the recording or stop it being shown.
The recording was said to have been made by 19-year-old Paddy Curtis, from Ludlow, Shropshire, and his friend Archie Newbrook, also aged
19. It was claimed the pair made the film while they stayed in Christchurch as part of a backpacking trip to New Zealand and Australia.
In his report, Mr Rennie said: "He [Tuffey] made a serious misjudgement in becoming involved, and a further error in not taking any action to have the recording destroyed."
Tuffey, as an international sportsman, had a special status in society and obligations arising from his involvement in commercial sport, Mr Rennie said, adding that his contract required him not to "act contrary to the interests" of NZ Cricket. He had expressed regret for his actions.